OSHKOSH — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) made these remarks in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
“We celebrate Dr. King's life because he fought and died for freedom, equality and the dignity of the human spirit. He lived the values he taught others and exemplified the courage of a true hero. He once said, 'A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.' Dr. King's life was tragically cut short by an assassin’s bullet because he stood up for justice and because he spoke eloquently about that which is true. Our lives and our nation have been enriched by his words and deeds, and he will live on in the memory of all who will listen."